%A Adedoyin, R
%A Adeyanju, S
%A Balogun, M
%A Adebayo, R
%A Akintomide, A
%A Akinwusi, P
%T Prediction of functional capacity during six-minute walk among patients with chronic heart failure
%9 Original Article
%D 2010
%J Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
%P 379-381
%V 13
%N 4
%U https://www.njcponline.com/article.asp?issn=1119-3077;year=2010;volume=13;issue=4;spage=379;epage=381;aulast=Adedoyin
%8 October 1, 2010
%X **Background:** Formulae for predicting functional capacity during 6-minute walk are lacking and the accuracy of the existing formulae has been challenged in deferent populations.
**Aims:** The purpose of this study was to develop an equation that would be useful in predicting functional capacity in form of maximum oxygen consumption) (V0 _{2} ) in Chronic Heart Failure Patients (CHF) during exercise.
**Methods:** Sixty-five subjects were recruited for the study. The procedure required the subjects to walk on a self paced speed on a 20 meter marked level ground for 6 minutes. The distance covered in 6 minutes was measured and the speed calculated.
**Results:** The result showed that the distance covered was highly correlated with the VO2 (0.65, p< 0.01). The regression analysis revealed that a linear equation model developed was a good predictor of V0 _{2} for the group.
**Conclusion:** The study concluded that in situation where sophisticated equipments are lacking, this equation might be useful during exercise supervision for patients with CHF.
[VO2 (mlkg-1 min-1) = 0.0105 x distance (m) + 0.0238 age (yr) - 0.03085 weight (kg) + 5.598].
%0 Journal Article
%I Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
%@ 1119-3077